Tom @ Puckett’s

Tom at Puckett'sFrom having coffee with one of the newest members of Franklin to one of the most longstanding, I’ve now covered the spectrum.  If you want to get your questions answered, you need to sit down with someone like Tom.  His family has been in this area since Tennessee was a state back in 1796.  He’s seen this area build up over the past decades and he knows where all the bodies are buried, so to speak.  And how did we meet Tom?  Simple.  We saw him sitting alone waiting for his lunch and we asked to join him.  Remember, this is the South, be friendly and hospitable and good things will happen. Continue reading

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SoCalGal @ the Frothy Monkey

Nony at the Frothy MonkeyI’ve been told that you will normally meet people born elsewhere when talking to your neighbors in Williamson County.  So it was no surprise that my second Coffee Connect moved here less than a year ago.  Like David before her, SoCalGal found me on the Brentwood-Franklin Connections Group on LinkedIn.  Through word of mouth she’d heard good things about the Frothy Monkey on 5th Avenue in downtown Franklin so that’s where we agreed to meet.

First about the Monkey.  I too had heard about it and the day we went the place was bustling.  This is obviously a popular local haunt.  She got an iced caramel mocha and I thoroughly enjoyed a monkey mocha with just a hint of banana.  Plenty of seating, both inside and out, where you can people watch.  Nice ambiance as well.  It’s a repeat location for me.

As an excited new member of the community, SoCalGal has diligently kept her eyes and ears open for local events and highly recommends Continue reading

David @ The Well

David WrightYou hope for the best at the start of any new enterprise, and the best is what I got when I met with David for a chat.  David answered my call for coffee on the Brentwood-Franklin Connections Group on LinkedIn and chose as his meeting place The Well Coffeehouse on Old Hickory Boulevard in Brentwood.

First let me recommend The Well.  Sharp, spacious, and sunny, the place just had a good vibe.  I highly recommend the Mayan Mocha made with, as I was told, Mayan powder. I do know that it had nutmeg and cinnamon in there somewhere and reminded me of the movie Chocolat. Continue reading